Technical specs

Original title: A bola amarela
40 pages / 220 x 260 mm
ISBN: 9789898145789 / RRP: 13,50€
1st edition: March 2017

© Rights sold: Catalan, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

(Portuguese edition)

As they’re looking for a missing ball, Luís and Luísa plunge behind the scenes of the book they use as a tennis court.

This adventure will take them through all kinds of territories and will make them turn the pages backwards and forwards, following clues.

And what about the readers?

The readers, well, they will have to work it out, so the story (and the game) comes to an end. Good luck to them!

A very funny book, with illustrations by Bernardo P. Carvalho, that puts the book-object at the heart of the action.

 

This book is part of the Round Corners collection.

Technical specs

Original title: A bola amarela
40 pages / 220 x 260 mm
ISBN: 9789898145789 / RRP: 13,50€
1st edition: March 2017

© Rights sold: Catalan, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

RRP: 13,50€*

12,15
* The final price includes our -10% publisher discount.

Awards and recognitions

Selected — White Ravens Catalogue, International Youth Library (2018)

What they say

The illustrations are a colour and movement explosion, throughout spreads with speech balloons that seem to speak loudly, and details will be revealed with each new reading. It’s a case for saying: match point.

Pedro Miguel Silva, in blog Deus me Livro, July 2017

The readers will have to literally dive in the book, sneaking through the folds or jumping from page to page until they find the yellow ball. But it’s much more than that. It’s an exciting challenge, with a hilarious ending/restart.

in blog Hipopótamos na Lua, July 2017

The yellow ball is an example of when a good idea (by Daniel Fehr) pairs with a happy implementation. Here you can see multiple graphic and plastical languages of Bernardo P. Carvalho, without losing its identity throughout the colours, movements and shapes.

Rita Pimenta, Público, September 2017

The multitude of characters and settings, as well as the many ways to move through the book, are emphasised by the varying aesthetic of the lively illustrations. This intelligently conceived book is simply fun and inspires one to join the characters as they discover this amazing book-world.

White Ravens Catalogue, 2018